GMG celebrates £750k raised for Heroes
Posted by
GMG celebrates £750k raised for Heroes

GMG’s Smooth Radio and Real Radio are celebrating their total donation of £750k to Help for Heroes.

The money has been raised by auctions and events on three Help for Heroes Days held by the stations, which goes directly to wounded soldiers.

This year, over £200k was raised as stars including Sir Ranulph Feinnes, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson and wife Francie, Opera star Katherine Jenkins, X-Factor winner Matt Cardle and cricketer Andrew Flintoff joined serving and ex-service men and women and their families on-air on 14th October.

“Once again our listeners showed amazing support for Help for Heroes and three quarters of a million pounds we’ve raised has made a real difference to the lives of injured soldiers who have served their country,” said John Simons, GMG Radio’s Group Programme Director.

“As well as text donations from listeners we had some amazing auction items such as a helmet from The Stig signed by the Top Gear team, trips to watch the X-Factor tickets and American Idol and sports memorabilia from the likes of Fernando Torres and Wayne Rooney. Bids on many items continued after the day but we’re now delighted with the total amount raised this year and overall.”

Last month GMG Radio was recognised for its outstanding contributions and support for Help for Heroes with a Heroes Award from the charity.



0 Comments Off 132 28 November, 2011 Station News Monday, November 28th, 2011

About the author

Roy Martin is Managing Editor and Founder of RadioToday. Follow him on Twitter @roymartin.

View all articles by Roy Martin
Please note our new policy on comments: If you have nothing positive or generally useful to say, don't say it. We actively delete insults, wisecracks and pointless bitterness. Think before you post. Thanks, have a nice day.

Looking for something else?

Related Posts

Student Radio Conference - April 20, 2015 at 9:00 am (University of Exeter)
IBI Radio Conference - April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am (Dublin, Ireland)
G Media Event - Better On Air - April 28, 2015 at 10:00 am (Royal Society of Medicine 1 Wimpole St W1U London)
VOX 2015 - May 16, 2015 at 12:00 am (Radisson Blu, East Midlands Airport)
RAJAR Q1, 2015 delivered to radio stations - May 20, 2015 at 10:30 am ()
More events